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CAPE TOWN, South Africa and
April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight years ago this month, dozens of popular musicians "checked their egos at the door" of a
Los Angeles studio to record 'We Are the World' (WATW) - generating over
$75 million for famine relief.
Now AllAfrica and
Africa invite you to join artists and entertainers in a two-year initiative in advance of the 30th anniversary of the iconic song, which played simultaneously on 8000 radio stations on
5 April, 1985 and was a number-one hit in both
the United States and
Websites have permission and rights to use the five-minute launch video and broadcasters may use it for radio and television. The video includes interviews with
Yvonne Chaka Chaka,
Harry Belafonte and
Salim Amin, whose father's reporting from
Ethiopia sparked WATW.
The video is available
here. A larger HD broadcast version can be downloaded
If you notify us that you use it anytime this month, we will prominently credit you on
allAfrica.com and through our worldwide distribution network.
We will work with you and your institution to facilitate discussions and events around the critical issues facing
Africa over the next two years. African artists and thought leaders will spearhead a broad dialogue leading to engagement activities - both on mobile devices and in your communities.
Your participation can benefit your operations by
local and global publicity and greater audience engagement for your activities;
increased search visibility that builds your brand; and
association with public-service causes and the celebrities who promote them.
Over the next two years, you will be able to use this initiative as a platform for promoting your diverse programs and your activities. The uniting theme will be how all of us can make the 'We Are the World' spirit a reality - all around us - today.